Rare Science Fiction & Mystery Books for Sale Online

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  • "The truth, as always, will be far stranger": First Edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey; Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke

    Clarke, Arthur C.

    2001: A Space Odyssey.

    New York: New American Library, 1968.

    First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

    Price: $2,450.00

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  • "You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily": First Edition of A Canticle For Leibowitz; Inscribed By Walter Miller, Jr.

    Miller Jr., Walter M.

    A Canticle For Leibowitz.

    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959.

    First edition of the author’s landmark novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ben Best Regards Walter Miller Jr. 5-28-60.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books inscribed by Walter Miller Jr. are fairly uncommon, even more so in the year of publication.

    Price: $8,000.00

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  • "One of the most groundbreaking and influential novels of all time—and one of the best": First Edition of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange; Signed by Him

    Burgess, Anthony.

    A Clockwork Orange.

    London: Heinemann, 1962.

    First edition. Octavo, original black boards, titles to spine in gilt. Fine in a near fine first issue price-clipped dust jacket and with the wide flaps showing light wear to the spine extremities. Signed by the author on the title page. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.

    Price: $12,500.00

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  • First Edition of A Dance with Dragons; Signed by George R.R. Martin

    Martin, George R.R.

    A Dance with Dragons.

    New York: Bantam, 2011.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the George R.R. Martin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $400.00

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  • "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write": First Edition of What is considered Ruth Rendell’s Greatest Works A Judgement in Stone; Signed by her

    Rendell, Ruth.

    A Judgement in Stone.

    London: Hutchinson, 1977.

    First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ruth Rendell on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write": First Edition of What is considered Ruth Rendell’s Greatest Works A Judgement in Stone; Signed by her

    Rendell, Ruth.

    A Judgement in Stone.

    London: Hutchinson, 1977.

    First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ruth Rendell on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • "Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley-where was he?": First Edition of A Murder of Quality First Edition; Signed by John Le Carre

    Le Carre, John.

    A Murder of Quality.

    New York: Walker and Company, 1962.

    First edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Le Carre on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear. A very attractive example.

    Price: $2,750.00

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  • "Everything in life is just for a while": First Edition of A Scanner Darkly; Signed by Philip K. Dick

    Dick, Philip K.

    A Scanner Darkly.

    New York: Doubleday and Company, 1977.

    First edition of one of the author’s best-known works. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $11,000.00

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  • "Haven't you realized that only appearances matter?": First Edition of A Small Town In Germany; Signed by John Le Carre

    Le Carre, John.

    A Small Town In Germany.

    London: Heinemann, 1968.

    First edition of the author’s fifth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author “David Cornwell aka John Le Carre” on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.

    Price: $975.00

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  • First Edition of John Grisham’s First Book A Time To Kill; Inscribed by Him

    Grisham, John.

    A Time To Kill: Novel of Retribution.

    New York: Wynwood Press, 1989.

    First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by John Grisham on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.

    Price: $3,800.00

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  • INSCRIBED BY GRAHAM GREENE TO IAN FLEMING

    Greene, Graham.

    A Visit To Morin.

    London: Heinemann, 1959.

    First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Limited to 250 copies. Inscribed by the author to Ian Fleming and his wife, “For Ian + Anne Fleming with all good wishes for the grim season from Graham Greene Christmas 1960.” Corners lightly bumped, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a stray pen mark to the front panel and some smudges. A magnificent association copy between two of the greatest spy novelists of the twentieth century. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $30,000.00

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  • First Edition of Haruki Murakami's A Wild Sheep Chase

    Murakami, Haruki.

    A Wild Sheep Chase.

    New York: Kodansha International, 1989.

    First edition of Murakami’s extraordinary literary thriller that launched his international reputation. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum.

    Price: $550.00

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  • "Tesser Well": First Edition of Madeleine L'Engle’s Newbery Award-Winning Novel A Wrinkle In Time; Inscribed by Her

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wrinkle In Time.

    New York: Ariel Books, 1962.

    First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Sam, Tesser Well Madeleine L’Engle.” Light wear to the bottom boards, near fine in a very near fine dust jacket that shows some light wear and a closed tear to the front panel. Without the Newbery Award-winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.

    Price: $16,000.00

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  • “We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts”: First British Edition of A Wrinkle in Time; Signed by Madeleine L'Engle

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wrinkle In Time.

    London: Constable Young Books, 1963.

    First British edition of the author’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some small chips to the spine. Uncommon signed.

    Price: $6,500.00

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  • "Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of A Wrinkle In Time; Inscribed by Madeleine L’Engle

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wrinkle In Time.

    New York: Ariel Books, 1962.

    First edition of the author’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For another Meg, Tesser Well Madeleine L’Engle.” A beautiful presentation.

    Price: $4,800.00

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  • First Edition of Nicholas Mosley's Accident; Inscribed by Him

    Mosley, Nicholas.

    Accident.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1965.

    First edition of the author’s most well known work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear. Inscribed by Nicholas Mosley on the title page.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS": FIRST EDITION OF GEORGE ORWELL’S MASTERPIECE ANIMAL FARM

    Orwell, George.

    Animal Farm.

    New York: Secker & Warburg, 1946.

    First British edition of Orwell’s timeless allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities and a small chip to front panel.

    Price: $3,800.00

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  • First Edition of Apocalypse Watch; Inscribed by Robert Ludlum

    Ludlum, Robert.

    Apocalypse Watch.

    New York: Bantam, 1995.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Peter/ Happy Birthday, Peter/ And my best/ Robert Ludlum/ 6.19.95.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $175.00

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  • First Edition of John O'Hara's Classic Appointment in Samarra

    O'Hara, John.

    Appointment in Samarra.

    New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934.

    First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine with a contemporary bookplate to the inner gutter, in the first issue dust jacket with a few small closed tears and general wear. A very nice example.

    Price: $5,500.00

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